shhhh… I’m going to let you in on a little secret……

     Posted by Jennifer on April 26, 2015

I want to let you in on a little secret, the best value out there are the 6X6 paper pads.  For $6.99-11.99 (depending on the manufacturer) you get the paper line but in smaller size.  These pads are perfect for making embellishments (think doilies, banners and paper flowers) to layers for a 12X12 layout to a series of cards.  I call that great value.  I realized my kids had been raiding my card stash again (actually the kids told me it was getting to be slim pickins in the card stash) so I thought I would get to it and start to build it back up.  It is nice working with the paper pads because once embellishments and such are out, it all coordinates with the entire pad.  Let me show you a few of the cards I made while I had a paper pad out the other day.

See those butterflies… they are Prima resist canvas. They are wonderful to work with.  You just ink or spray them up to coordinate with whatever you are using them on. In this case, I inked them up to coordinate with the pink stripes from the backround paper.  As the ink is applied, the resist pattern appears just like magic.

I used the Prima resist butterflies again on this card.  See the different pattern?  I also used baker’s twine and liquid pearls. (2 of my favourite scrapbooking supplies)

I love the Tim Holtz handwritten sentiment stamps. It is fast becoming one of my go to stamp sets. A quick way to add more pop to your bows is to layer them. In this case, I just layered with a twine bow on top and added and antique button to finish it off.

Here are all the cards together.

4 Comments so far

  1. Kim April 26, 2015 8:56 am

    Beautiful cards Jennifer, I love how the small paper pads make card making just a little bit easier !!

  2. Linda April 26, 2015 11:10 am

    Jennifer those are beautiful cards. I always forget about the resist paper. It is somewhere in my stash.  Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Peggy April 26, 2015 12:50 pm

    I love the 6 x 6 paper pads too.  Nice cards!

  4. Norine April 27, 2015 1:40 pm

    I totally agree with you Jennifer - 6×6ers are SO awesome!!  As are your cards!!  Your kids will be happy with these!!

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